The flashlight scene has never been the same since the Streamlight 88040 ProTac came. This tiny little thing is packed with amazing features, and best, it doesn’t cost that much. This flashlight can be for everyday use or it can cater to specific needs.

For people like us who are always on-the-go and who just love the outdoors, getting a flashlight that can provide durability while still being lightweight is an amazing find. Affordability is just a tip of the iceberg if you ask us. You cannot put a price tag to something that can give you all that you ask for in a tool.

Top Features of the Streamlight Lumen Professional Tactical Flashlight

Streamlight has yet again provided something that answers to consumer’s expectations. In fact, this product went beyond our expectations. Below are some of the things that we like about it.


We didn’t expect a little flashlight to hold such power. This compact flashlight can produce a blinding 750 lumen beam that can bring light to a large area. This flashlight is made with optimized electronics that provide regulated intensity. It is equipped with Ten-Tap Programming that lets users select programs from High, Strobe, Low, High only, or Low/High. It also has three light output levels to suit your needs:

  • High – If set to High output, it produces 750 lumens with 18,300 candela peak beam intensity. It runs for 1.25 hours at this output level on a 270m beam distance.
  • Low – At Low output, it produces 35 lumens with 900 candela peak beam intensity. The flashlight will run for 18 hours at this light output level with a 60m beam distance.
  • Strobe – This amazing thing also has the strobe light output for disorienting and signaling. At this output level, the flashlight will run for 2.5 hours.

This is one of the sturdiest flashlights you can buy for an affordable price. The product from Streamlight is constructed with durable anodized machine aircraft aluminum with an O-ring sealed glass lens. It is also equipped with C4 LED technology that is invulnerable to shock and a 50,000-hour lifetime to boot.

This Streamlight product is also tested at 1-meter impact resistance. We’ve all gone through the mini-heart attack brought by accidentally dropping your flashlight and thinking that it will not function anymore.
People in emergency medical services sometimes drop things accidentally because of how fast-paced the profession is. With this flashlight, you don’t have to worry about it. You don’t know when rainwater will get into your gear or if crossing the shallow river will break your flashlight. Streamlight has answered our prayers and we now have a flashlight that is waterproof for up to 1 meter and for up to 30 minutes. If you love the outdoors, you should really invest on this one!

Another feature that we love about it is it has an anti-roll head which prevents it from rolling when you put it down. Yes, even if you set it down, the light will not veer away. This is especially helpful when you put it on an uneven surface.


We have mentioned how power-packed this flashlight is and it’s important to mention that it doesn’t weigh much too. We sometimes leave our flashlights behind because of how bulky the heavy-duty ones are. We just rely on our phone flashlights which don’t do much as a light source.

This lightweight flashlight only weighs 159grams or 5.6 oz. with batteries. Isn’t that amazing? It is so compact and lightweight that you can bring it anywhere. What we also love is the push-button tail switch that comes in handy when your other hand is occupied, and you can only use one hand to hold and operate the flashlight.


Yes, you read that right. For a sturdy tool, we can say that it’s beautiful. It is constructed with 6000 series machined aircraft aluminum with anodized finished. Its design and black finish plus the multitude of things it can do is a thing of beauty. It also comes with a removable pocket clip so you don’t have to leave it dangling somewhere.

Product Specifications

It is packed with 35 lumens to blinding 750 lumens with 1.37 x 5.25 x 1.45 inches dimensions. It weighs 5.6 ounces, 5.250 inches in length, and has a LED light source type. It is CR123A Lithium battery-powered with a run time of up to 18 hours.


There are a lot of flashlights in the market that cater to general or multi-purpose use. Choosing the best one will rely on what you want to do or where you intend to use the flashlight. We love the Streamlight 88040 ProTac HL 750 Lumen Professional Tactical Flashlight with High/Low/Strobe because we can use it every day even when we venture outdoors or to flood light to a large area if we are in the wilderness.

If you are working in security, law enforcement, emergency medical services, and other professions where you need a durable yet affordable HL light, we recommend that you purchase one of these Streamlight HL flashlights. It has an optimum beam that can burn through tinted windows, send distress signals, or can disorient an assailant with its strobe light output.

This power-packed yet lightweight tool is a must-have. It ticks our standards for durability, run time, and cost which is a very hard combination to find nowadays. For all the benefits it provides, the Streamlight flashlight is on top of our list of best flashlights ever!